An unmistakable stage icon for decades, the Shure 55SH Series II Unidyne® Vocal Microphone features a signature satin chrome-plated die-cast casing for pure vintage look and feel with modern acoustic components to meet today's performance standards. This microphone is excellent for vocal pickup with its characteristic Shure presence peak.
The 55SH Series II microphone has a cardioid (unidirectional) polar pickup pattern that minimizes sound pickup from the rear of the microphone. This allows the Model 55SH Series II to be used in close proximity to loudspeakers without creating feedback problems, and it can perform under adverse acoustic conditions where omnidirectional microphones cannot.
- 55SH Series II: Includes Swivel Stand Mount, On-Off Switch. Cable not included.
- Classic appearance, modern performance
- Frequency response tailored for speech, vocals and instrumental music
- Cardioid directional pattern for optimum performance in adverse acoustic environments
- Shock-mounted cartridge minimizes stand-transmitted noise, ensures quiet operation
- Rugged die cast casing for reliability under rigorous conditions
- Self-tensioning swivel mount, permits tilting through 45 degrees forward and 80 degrees backward
|Frequency Response||50 to 15,000 Hz|
|Polar Pattern||Cardioid (unidirectional), uniform with frequency, symmetrical about axis|
|lmpedance||Microphone rating impedance is 150 ohms (270 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated at 75 to 300 ohms|
Additional specifications are available in the user guide.
R115 Cartridge for 55SH and 586AReplacement cartridge for both the Shure Model 55SH Series II and 586 Series dynamic microphones. When properly installed in the microphone, the R115 will provide performance equal to that of the original cartridge.
R115S Cartridge for Super 55/55SH Upgrade KitReplacement Cartridge for Super 55 and upgrade kit for 55SH Series II Microphone.
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